Tracks in the snow, but what caused it and why? In our previous blog we took a closer look at the above animal sign and invited you to share your thoughts on what you think had happened here and what had caused it, read on to find out the answer and if you are the winner […]
Like the other celestial bodies (stars, sun and planets) the moon appears to move through the sky from a roughly easterly to a westerly direction, however if studied carefully it will be observed that the moon doesn’t move at quite the same speed as everything else. This is readily apparent if
In this, our fourth and final blog of this series we will be looking at a comparison between two hand held torches, along with some different fuel options. Namely greater reedmace (nature’s own hand held lantern) against a rag torch, depicted in just about every survival movie out there. Hand held
The origins of the ever popular campfire coffee has its roots right back in the early harvesting of wild beans and then cultivation in Ethiopia from where it spread across the middle east. By the 15th and 16th century there were numerous coffee houses across the region with the drink even being in
Its that time of year again when the wool garments stop being something that simply performs excellently and unobtrusively and really shines as a star of woodland clothing!
Keeping it all ship shape In this series of blogs we have looked at how we can transform our cast iron cookware from something that looks fit only for the scrapyard into something we could happily cook on, to seasoning it and the benefits of doing so. In this third and final blog we will be lookin
It’s the season In my last blog we had a look at how we might rescue a neglected and rusty piece of cast iron cookware in the form of a paella pan. This time we will look how we can take that another step further and season it. Seasoning your cast iron cookware need not be complicated [&hell
Over my last couple of blogs I discussed the importance of water and some of the various methods that can be employed in its collection. In our discussion on securing water there was significant mention of the benefits of using an ice chisel over an axe. Over the following pages I intend to ta
Each autumn we run a 9 day guided canoe trip into the Swedish wilderness area of Malingsbo Kloten. It is a truly stunning location and one that will provide ample opportunities to pit your skills and know how against the turning seasonal weather.
A happy man with some water. Time for that brew! In the previous blog we discussed a variety of ways that we can lose moisture from our bodies and subsequently become dehydrated in cold climes. Today I intend to discuss overcoming these issues and securing for ourselves an adequate supply of water a